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About us

We are a small non-profit association that has made it its task to help in Kenya people in need.

How it began ...

Annoying, begging children - contemptuous looks of the adults.

A holiday at the South Coast of Kenya turned into a life task for family Dürr from Ingstetten (district of Neu-Ulm in Bavaria, Germany).

The extreme contrast of the breathtaking natural environment to the living conditions in one of the poorest regions in Kenya, especially the countless street kids, motivated this family to devote their life to the children in need and abandoned babies in this part of the actually considered 'rich' country.

Here the luxurious hotels and beaches of Diani, there the for everyone apparent need at the roadside. The place was well chosen!

In 1997 the as charitable recognised association 'Projekt Schwarz-Weiß e.V.’ was founded.

A children’s village is born …  

Despite the fact that the association had only limited resources at its disposal, Gudrun Dürr started with the building of the first children's village (Nice View I) on a privately purchased plot and the first 8 children could be taken in on 13 March 2000. The Kenyan government registered the institution and the Youth Welfare Office sent soon further needy children to Nice View.

Since Edmund Dürr himself lend a hand with building the houses and since Gudrun Dürr took care of the children day and night, more and more children found shelter and protection in the Nice View Children's Village. Some of them would probably not have survived the next days.

Family Dürr (2006 from left: Denise, Pascal, Gudrun, Edmund & Marcel)